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Punjabi Singer Jazzy B’s Twitter Handle Blocked on Centre’s Request

The accounts have been ‘geo-restricted’, meaning they can be accessed from IP addresses outside India- after a legal demand from the government on Sunday.

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Canadian-Punjabi singer Jazzy B- (Photo: @jazzyb/Instagram)

New Delhi: Twitter has blocked the official handle of Canadian-Punjabi singer Jazzy B, apart from three other handles.

Reportedly, the singer often tweeted in support of farmers protesting the government’s agriculture laws and, in December last year, joined thousands camped on the borders of the national capital.

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The accounts have been ‘geo-restricted’, meaning they can be accessed from IP addresses outside India- after a legal demand from the government on Sunday (June 6).

Jazzy B

According to technology news website TechCrunch, all four accounts posted material criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s-led government and in protest against the new farm laws.


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Twitter’s Help Center section states, ”If we receive a valid and properly scoped request from an authorized entity, it may be necessary to withhold access to certain content in a particular country from time to time.”

“Such withholdings will be limited to the specific jurisdiction that has issued the valid legal demand or where the content has been found to violate local law(s).

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The blocking of these accounts comes amid the Centre pushing Twitter to comply with the new IT rules for social media platforms.

The new IT rules for social media companies that came into effect last month mandate large platforms like Facebook and Twitter to undertake greater due diligence and make these digital platforms more accountable and responsible for the content hosted by them.

Last week, the Centre released a strongly-worded final notice to the company over its non-compliance with India’s new IT rules.

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In its official notice, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) had said that Twitter’s denial to follow the new rules demonstrated the micro-blogging site’s “lack of commitment and efforts towards providing a safe experience for the people of India on its platform”.

Later, sources stated that the micro-blogging website has said that it wants to comply with the new IT rules but is in need for more time due to the pandemic situation in India.


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